eBook The Essential Guide to Asperger's Syndrome, 1st Edition

  • Eileen Bailey PhD
  • Robert Montgomery
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  • ISBN-10: 1101588306
  • ISBN-13: 9781101588307
  • DDC: 618.92
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released February 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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About

Overview

Asperger's Syndrome is a complicated condition that is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Parents and caregivers can often find themselves bewildered by the circumstances and accompanying behaviors that are associated with raising a child with Asperger's. The Essential Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is a goldmine of practical advice for dealing with many of the common situations that often confront Aspies and their parents. Through the practical and immensely helpful tips in this book parents will learn how to turn potentially stressful situations into calm, manageable moments. Authoritative and complete, this book provides must-have information on seeking a proper diagnosis, different treatment options, developing social skills, dealing with bullying, finding the right school, and helping the young adult with AS transition to college or more independent living. Helping everyone in the family thrive and survive the challenges of Asperger's, this book will be a guiding light to any parent with an Aspie child.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedications.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Overview of Asperger's Syndrome.
2: Understanding Asperger's Syndrome.
3: What Is Asperger's Syndrome?.
4: Asperger's Syndrome vs. Autism.
5: Speech.
6: Cognitive Skills.
7: Social Skills and Communication.
8: The Changing Face of Asperger's Syndrome.
9: Current Description of AS.
10: Changes That Could Affect Medical Care.
11: Causes of AS.
12: Looking for Answers.
13: What's Involved in an Evaluation?.
14: Confusion with Other Disorders and Conditions.
15: Symptoms.
16: Early Warning Signs.
17: Four Major Symptoms of AS.
18: Social Deficiencies.
19: Rigid Thinking.
20: Obsessions.
21: Differences in Language Development.
22: Secondary Symptoms of AS.
23: Motor Skills.
24: Sensory Sensitivities.
25: Asperger's Syndrome in Girls.
26: Obstacles to Diagnosis.
27: The Feminine Side of AS.
28: Differences in Assessment of Girls.
29: The Adolescent Aspie.
30: Adapting to Changes During Puberty.
31: Navigating the Teen Years.
32: Focus on Relationships.
33: Developing Independence.
34: Related Conditions.
35: Anxiety Disorders.
36: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
37: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
38: Depression.
39: Learning Disabilities.
40: Disorder of Written Expression.
41: Nonverbal Learning Disorder.
42: Sensory Integration Disorder.
43: Auditory.
44: Taste and Smell.
45: Visual.
46: Touch.
47: Seizures.
48: Treatment.
49: Choosing a Treatment Team.
50: Different Types of Therapy.
51: Physical and Occupational Therapy.
52: Social Skills Training.
53: Applied Behavior Analysis.
54: Assistive Technology.
55: Medication.
56: Alternative Treatments.
57: Researching Alternative Treatments.
58: Warnings about Supplements.
59: Behaviors.
60: Common Behaviors and Thought Processes.
61: Tantrums and Meltdowns.
62: Handling a Tantrum.
63: Meltdowns Are Communication.
64: Repetitive Behaviors and Rituals.
65: A Literal Way of Thinking.
66: Anything Less Than Perfect Is Unacceptable.
67: Achieving Perfection.
68: Avoiding Errors.
69: How Behaviors Change with Age.
70: Infant and Toddler Years.
71: Ages 4 to 7 Years.
72: Ages 8 to 11.
73: Preteen and Early Teen Years.
74: Adolescence.
75: Young Adult Years.
76: Managing Obsessions.
77: Special Interests.
78: The Importance of Special Interests.
79: Relaxation and Enjoyment.
80: Order and Consistency.
81: Intellectual Appearance.
82: Conversation Confidence.
83: An Escape.
84: Sense of Identity.
85: Changing Fixations.
86: Lifetime Interests.
87: When Special Interests Are Inappropriate.
88: Working with Your Child's Special Interest.
89: Special Interests as Motivators.
90: Special Interests as Educational Tools.
91: Expanding Interests.
92: Conversation Building Blocks.
93: Participation in Social Functions.
94: Using Special Interests to Connect.
95: Limiting Access to a Special Interest.
96: Special Interests Through the Years.
97: The Early Years.
98: Early Elementary Age.
99: Preteen Years.
100: The Teen Years.
101: Beyond the Teen Years.
102: Social Skills.
103: Social Competence.
104: What Are Social Skills?.
105: Understanding Emotion.
106: Reading Faces.
107: Recognizing Body Language and Tone of Voice.
108: Inferring Meaning.
109: Holding Conversations.
110: Understanding Different Relationships.
111: Tips to Help Build Social Competence.
112: Asperger's Syndrome in Young Children.
113: Parallel Play vs. Cooperative Play.
114: Copycat vs. Imaginative Play.
115: Reciprocal Play.
116: Improving Social Skills in Elementary Age Children.
117: Learning to Interact and Communicate with Others.
118: Specific Childhood Behaviors.
119: Understanding Personal Space.
120: Aggression.
121: Total Honesty.
122: Avoiding Being the Rule Enforcer.
123: Asking to Play.
124: Social Competence in Preteens and Teens.
125: Making and Keeping Friends.
126: Finding Friends.
127: Understanding the Unwritten Rules of Friendship.
128: Hygiene and Appearance.
129: Dating and Relationships.
130: First Date.
131: Sex.
132: Bullying.
133: Types of Bullying.
134: Face-to-Face Bullying.
135: Cyberbullying.
136: Why Aspies Make Good Bully Targets.
137: Emotional Effects of Being Bullied.
138: Signs of Bullying.
139: Working with Your Child's School.
140: Enlisting Bystanders.
141: Anti-Bullying Programs.
142: When Your Child is Called a Bully.
143: Strategies for Parents.
144: Ongoing Social Skills in Young Adults.
145: Asperger's Syndrome at Work.
146: Vocational and Interest Assessments.
147: Mastering the Job Interview.
148: Managing Asperger's Syndrome on the Job.
149: Disclosing AS.
150: Living Arrangements.
151: Living at Home.
152: Supported Living.
153: Independent Living.
154: Educational Considerations.
155: Requesting Services.
156: Early Intervention.
157: Services Included in Early Intervention.
158: Requesting Early Intervention Services.
159: When Your Child Reaches School Age.
160: Individualized Educational Plans.
161: Section 504.
162: Solving Disagreements with the School.
163: Steps to Take.
164: Being Your Child's Advocate.
165: Working with an Educational Advocate.
166: Individualized Help for Your Child.
167: Examples of Special Services in School.
168: Transitions from Grade to Grade.
169: Elementary School.
170: Middle School.
171: High School.
172: Sample IEP Goals.
173: Helping at Home.
174: Homework.
175: Study Skills.
176: Handwriting.
177: Monitoring Progress.
178: Teaching Self-Help Skills.
179: Self-Help Skills at School.
180: Note Taking.
181: Organization.
182: Creating Lists.
183: Social Skills.
184: Effective Listening.
185: Role-Playing and Using Scripts.
186: Self-Assessment.
187: Setting Goals.
188: Video Assessments.
189: Considerations for College.
190: Heading off to College or Vocational School.
191: Choosing a School.
192: Planning for Daily Living.
193: Requesting Services and Accommodations.
194: Ongoing Parental Support.